University of Wisconsin–Madison

Cybersecurity Training – Getting Started

Steps to follow

Start the Training:

  1. Welcome email from Drip7

    Beginning the week of April 27, you will receive an email from “”. This is a legitimate message. Drip7 is a trusted partner we are working with to host this training. An example of the “Welcome email” you will recieve from Drip7 can be viewed at the right:

  2. The message includes your primary UW–Madison email, a temporary password, and a link to the online training site (
  3. Log in to the training site with your primary UW–Madison email address and the temporary password.
  4. The first time you log in, you will need to change your password. Do NOT use your NetID password or the same password used for any other web site or computer system.

Take the Training:

Log in to the training platform (after you receive your Welcome email) and complete the two required parts to the cybersecurity awareness training:

  1. Read and acknowledge the Acceptable Use of Information Technology Resources Policy in the training platform. Once completed, you will earn the Acceptable Use Policy badge. 
  2. Answer the next 20 questions in the training platform. This provides you with the 2021 Cybersecurity Awareness Training badge. Earning both badges will complete your requirement.

Training Options

There are two training options available to campus:

  • Option #1: A highly visual and interactive Cybersecurity Awareness Training delivered through the Drip7 platform. You can complete this training in approximately 20 minutes. This training is less accessible to people with visual and motor disabilities.
  • Option #2: A text-based Cybersecurity Awareness Training delivered in Canvas by the UW–Madison Office of Cybersecurity. This training is very accessible to all users, including those with disabilities. Enroll at on April 30 to enroll in this training. We are working to translate this training into our six languages. If you require one of these versions, please contact

Cybersecurity Awareness Training has been evaluated for accessibility and usability. See the Cybersecurity Awareness Training Accessibility & Usability Information (Source: KB 101063) for details. For accessibility assistance with the Cybersecurity training or to report an accessibility barrier contact the DoIT Help Desk.

You can answer the questions on a daily basis or choose to complete them in one sitting. You choose when to do your training! By default, you will receive email notifications about the released questions on a weekly basis (which you can change to daily in your profile settings in Cybersecurity Awareness Training platform).


Questions or feedback?